Happy Birthday to Legal Aid!
JANUARY 30, 2018
Happy Birthday to Us!
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati is celebrating its 110th year of resolving serious legal issues for low-income individuals! Here are some facts about us that you might not know:
We are the seventh oldest Legal Aid in the United States. We were incorporated on January 30, 1908. Legal Aid’s first staff attorney, George Silverman, started in 1912 on a part-time basis and was paid $5 a week.
Until that point, local attorneys took Legal Aid cases on a volunteer basis, foreshadowing the creation of the Volunteer Lawyers Project by 74 years.
Photo below: The Cincinnati Union Bethel Settlement House, where the Legal Aid Society was first housed from 1908-1912.